Shortly before Norman Rockwell passed away in the late 1970s, he sent the editors of the Post a letter containing his all-time-favorite recipe—oatmeal cookies. Much like Rockwell’s paintings, the recipe is simple, straightforward, and classic. Make a batch today for a taste of true Americana!
Norman Rockwell’s Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 stick butter
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup water and 2 eggs well beaten
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup flour, sifted
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- About 1 cup oatmeal
- Chopped nuts (walnuts preferred)
Mix in order and drop on baking sheet. Bake 400° 7 to 8 minutes. Then run under broiler to brown.